Cavalier Corner

December 2012

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LEARNING ON THE JOB Quarterback Phillip Sims Is Just Starting To Scratch The Surface Of His Potential lina State territory and the trans- fer quarterback had executed the trick play so well he stood in the end zone all alone, just waiting for the pass from running back Perry Jones to get there. Except when the ball ar- E Sims played in each of UVa's first nine games and made four starts, connecting on 92 of 165 throws for 1,115 yards with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. PHOTO BY ANDREW SHURTLEFF rived, Sims wasn't ready and the seemingly sure touchdown pass bounced off his hands. For some, the embarrassing play might have been enough to shake their confidence. For Sims, it just made him more determined to get the Cavaliers a score, one way or another. "It was so open," a grinning Sims told reporters after the game. "I was thinking about the celebration, to be honest. I'd never had a pass thrown to me. Pretty much thinking about what BY SHANE METTLEN VERYTHING had gone perfectly. Phillip Sims had guided Virginia on a drive deep into North Caro-

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